News bites: US carbon emissions lowest since 1994, renewable capacity doubles

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) formally announced his candidacy to replace soon-to-be Secretary of State Sen. John KerryJohn KerryFormer Obama officials say Netanyahu turned down secret peace deal: AP How dealmaker Trump can resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict John Kerry to teach at Yale on global issues MORE (D-Mass.), Reuters reports. Lynch will face Rep. Edward MarkeyEd MarkeyDems rip Trump administration for revoking Obama's transgender directive A guide to the committees: Senate GOP sets sights on internet privacy rules MORE (D-Mass.), a favorite of green groups, in the Democratic primary.

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An explosion at the Mexico City headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company killed at least 25 people and injured 100 others, The Associated Press reports. Mexican officials said they were unsure of what sparked the blast.

The European Union is considering banning insecticides linked to a fall in the bee population, according to The Guardian.